GREEN COUNTY — Beginning April 8, Green County Public Health will be offering second COVID-19 booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines — Pfizer or Moderna — for individuals 50 years of age and older. The second booster dose must be given at least four months after the first booster dose. Green County Public Health will offer the second booster doses at the following COVID-19 vaccine clinics:
● Friday, April 8, 9 a.m. to noon
● Wednesday, April 13, 12-2 p.m.
● Monday, April 18, 10 a.m. to noon
● Friday, April 29, 1-4 p.m.
These clinics will be located at Green County Public Health (N3152 Wis. 81, Monroe, WI 53566). No appointment is necessary, community members can walk-in to get vaccinated. These clinics are also open to any community member needing to get their initial vaccine series, or first booster dose. GCPH will have the Pediatric Pfizer (5-11), Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson available.
GCPH also offers a second booster dose to eligible individuals at its pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics at RE Thrift Store (1020 17th Ave Monroe, WI 53566) on Monday, April 11 from 3-4 p.m., and Monday, May 2, from 3-4 p.m.
The CDC also expanded eligibility for another booster dose to people ages 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as both their primary series dose and initial booster dose. These individuals may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. People ages 12 years and older who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise, may receive a second booster of the Pfizer vaccine. People ages 18 and older with the same condition may also receive the Moderna vaccine.
Booster doses are intended to help maintain the highest level of immune system protection. Evidence suggests that immunity wanes over time for some people who were initially well-protected by the COVID-19 vaccine. For those people, a booster dose will strengthen and extend their protection against infection, serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. We encourage anyone 12 and older who has not yet received their initial booster dose, and everyone eligible for a second booster dose to get their booster. Additionally, Green County Public Health encourages those who are 5 years of age and older and not yet vaccinated to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
In addition to Green County Public Health, community members can get vaccinated through their health care provider or pharmacy. To find a vaccine provider visit vaccines.gov. Individuals getting their booster dose should bring their CDC COVID-19 vaccination card with them to get vaccinated.